The shoe game is very real and got very deadly for one would be robber. Yesterday (June 22) in Atlanta, a man was shot and killed after trying to rob customers lined up to buy an exclusive pair of LeBron James' signature sneakers.
Those on line Saturday morning were awaiting the chance to buy a pair of Nike LeBron Xs in a "Denim" colorway. A man tried to roll up on them but was met with resistance of the firearm variety.
Police are investigating a deadly shooting that happened while a crowd of people waited outside a shoe store on Moreland Avenue in Little Five Points.
More than two dozen people were outside Wish Clothing in northeast Atlanta Saturday morning for the release of Miami Heat star Lebron James' $180-sneakers.
According to witnesses, an armed man tried to rob a group of customers in line about 5:30 a.m. But one of the customers who was armed with his on own handgun shot and killed the suspect.
The suspect ran just a few yards away before he collapsed and died, police said. Witnesses told Channel 2 Action News the suspect had been pick-pocketing people all week long.
"(The suspect) wanted to pick-pocket everybody. But people out here, they weren't going for none of that," said customer Taylor White.
At this time, the shooter (who reportedly had a conceal weapons permit) has not been charged with any crime since it appears to self defense.
The incident happened at 5:30 am. But the shoes weren't available until 12:00 pm that day. Which means, from the looks of the video below, that despite someone getting murked, heads were still waiting to get their kicks, including the gunman.
Now that's dedication. Check out photos of the Nike LeBron X "Denim" in the gallery.